Amphetamine is a psychostimulant drug that produces increased wakefulness and focus, decrease in fatigue and appetite, and used recreationally as a performance enhancer. Side effects may include stunted growth in young people and occasionally a psychosis, while Physical effects can cause hyperactivity, dilated pupils, vasoconstriction, blood shot eyes, flushing, restlessness, dry mouth.
Amphetamine (USAN, abbreviated from alpha-methylphenethylamine), -methylphenethylamine, or amfetamine (INN) is a psychostimulant drug of the phenethylamine class that produces increased wakefulness and focus in association with decreased fatigue and appetite. Brand names of medications that contain, or metabolize into, amphetamine, include Adderall, Dexedrine, Dextrostat, Desoxyn, Didrex, ProCentra, and Vyvanse, as well as Benzedrine or Psychedrine in the past. The drug is also used recreationally and as a performance enhancer. Important side effects of therapeutic amphetamine include stunted growth in young people and occasionally a psychosis can occur at therapeutic doses during chronic therapy as a treatment emergent side effect. When abused at high doses the risk of experiencing side effects and their severity increases.